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George Winstone

George Winstone is one of Britain's up and coming Jazz saxophonists and composers.

“go back to the cave you came from” - Brandon Allen

Gifted with a brilliant technique and warm centered tone, his saxophone playing has been likened to the softness of Paul Desmond with the emotional and harmonic intensity of late Coltrane. Deeply passionate about playing all varieties of music, George loves playing in all musical contexts.

Born in North London, George's musical education started at the age of 6 playing the violin. Displaying aptitude yet with the discomfort holding a violin brought, lessons were rapidly stopped. At the age of 9 piano lessons started and finally at the age of 12 George started study the saxophone inspired by hearing the Pink Floyd track 'Us and Them'.

Under the tuition of Nick Wilkinson, George showed great ability on the saxophone. At the age of 16 George was accepted on to the Junior department at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance playing classical piano. After this he went and studied saxophone in the Junior Jazz department at the Royal Academy of Music with Gareth Lockrane. George further studied on the jazz undergraduate course at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. .

George has a deep interest in classical Chinese medicine and healing traditions from around the world. Alongside a love for classical music, traditional music from African cultures, he is fascinated by ancient musics and the parallels that exist between metaphysical philosophy and musical traditions.

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